MFE Presents the Showcase w/ Steve Patterson Steve Chambers w/ Melissa Leanza
Our monthly singer/songwriter showcase.
September 16, 2015 · 7:00pm
The Showcase w/ Steve Patterson featuring Steve Chambers
Music for Everyone, Steve Patterson, and Tellus360 are excited to bring you the 2015 season of The Showcase!
The art of the Singer Songwriter is featured in this unique series that brings artist and audience together to enjoy new, original music in an intimate, listening-room setting. This year we will feature nine songwriters in the headliner spot January through September. They will be competing for one of four spots in a sing-off competition to be held in October. The four artists who bring in the biggest audiences for their headliner event will make it to the finals, and there, the audience will vote for their favorites!
Thanks to a generous grant from Sid and Jan the artists who make the sing-off will be competing for substantial cash prizes.
We expect that October 21 show to be sold out. Proceeds will benefit Music for Everyone.
Our September featured artist is Steve Chambers. Also on the bill is Melissa Leanza.
Steve Chambers is a songwriter who, along with his famous wife, Robin, has entertained renowned musicians, Hollywood celebrities, street people, tourists and children throughout the world, ……but now just pretty much restricts himself to singing to his cat. He has worked in the post modern, psychedelic, punk folk band, Modern Icons, numerous other local bands, all of whom you are probably too young to remember, and does occasional solo work as his cat allows. He is an active member of the MFE Community Chorus and dedicates himself to raising awareness in the field of “cultivating the power of music”.
Playing guitar since she was 11, Melissa Leanza has been writing songs since she was 9 years old. For the past few years she has been singing with the MFE Community Chorus. She is also a world famous Marblette, singing back up for the Willie Marble Experience. This summer she became inspired by the possibility of love and wrote a series of songs relating to that, some of which she will sing at the Songwriter Showcase.